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Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

Food and Fund Drive to Benefit NEAR Food Shelf


March Campaign: February 28 – April 10, 2022


NEAR needs your help to provide food support to our community. March is the time of the year when Minnesotans come together to raise funds and collect food for food shelves in their communities.


Minnesota's charitable food system (food shelves and food banks, meal programs, etc.) continues to run at capacity. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated this, making it critical to focus on creating a more just and equitable food system that meets the needs of all Minnesotans. Currently, the food rescue partners that NEAR depends on have had to scale back on their food donations. To offset this, we purchase specific food items that we need in order to serve our clients.


Donations made during the March Campaign are important because additional grant money is awarded to food shelves based on how much food and money they raise during the campaign.


Both cash and food donations would be greatly appreciated:

-        Checks – Please make checks out to NEAR and mail or deliver to:

NEAR Food Shelf
5209 West Broadway Ave.
Crystal, MN 55429

- Monetary donations can also be made securely on the NEAR Food Shelf homepage – click on the Give to the Max icon.
Non-perishable food and non-food items can be delivered to NEAR Food Shelf, Monday thru Friday from 10am to approx. 4 pm.
Please see the list below for the most needed items.


We thank you in advance for your support of NEAR!